On the basis of our empirical values and the suggestions of architects and planners, we have compiled room situations for which lighting design is frequently required. In the following, we shall present possible illumination solutions for these architectural situations. It goes without saying that all technical lighting standards are complied with. In some cases, the degree of illuminance proposed by us may even exceed the standard. For us, the aesthetics of light and a high level of visual comfort are important criteria for such decisions. At the same time, the form and the size of the luminaires must fit into the architectural surroundings. For example, we often recommend larger models if a structure has large dimensions – even if smaller luminaires with lower output would be enough. In such cases, the degree of illuminance can be reduced to a suitable level by means of a light control system.
Pedestrian walkway/cycle path
Pedestrians and cyclists, as well as the walkways or cycle paths, must be easy to detect visually. Good face recognition conveys a feeling of safety. The degree of illuminance for paths used by cyclists and pedestrians must comply with the standard DIN EN 13201-2, illumination class P4. A minimum of 1 lx is required. The average degree of illuminance is 5 lx. Pole-top luminaires with asymmetrical...
There are many options for illuminating pedestrian bridges. Two completely different approaches are shown here. The bridge measures 20 x 2.4 m. The illumination standard DIN EN 13 201 for pedestrian walkways and cycle paths applies here. The average degree of illuminance required is 5 lx, and the minimum value is 1 lx. Pedestrians and cyclists should feel safe and therefore comfortable on the...